Navy

A Look Back At HMS Illustrious' Final Stop In Portsmouth

In summer last year the Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious sailed into her home port for the final time ahead of her retirement...

In summer last year the Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious sailed into her home port for the final time ahead of her retirement.
 
After 32 years of operational service "Lusty", as she was affectionately known, glided into Portsmouth Naval Base.